Topband: FCP versus loaded or "T" radialsradials
Chortek, Robert L.
Robert.Chortek at berliner.com
Sat May 4 13:05:16 EDT 2019
I’m using a a top loaded vertical with 12 elevated 1/8 wave radials with an isolation transformer at the feed point. I have no basis for comparison BUT I have no trouble being heard in JA, VK, DU, etc. running legal limit. Resonant elevated radials (counterpoise) are not required for good performance.
I’ll duck now....
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> On May 4, 2019, at 9:23 AM, N4ZR <n4zr at comcast.net> wrote:
> At the risk of setting off a food-fight, I'm interested in opinions on shortened radials (T or loaded) versus the K2AC/W0UCE folded counterpoise design. W8JI has an interesting unfinished page <www.w8ji.com/fcp_folded_counterpoise_system.htm> attacking the FCP. Tom's a combative fella, but he's also very smart. I am putting up an inverted L, trying to avoid having to lay down 6000 or even 750 feet of on-the ground radials, and don't really have room for resonant elevated radials on 160.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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